Jim Allchin - Prime Blues
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Biography
Prime Blues reached #1 for Blues Album as well as #1 for Contemporary Blues Album according to Roots Music Chart.

About "Prime Blues"
Prime Blues features 14 new tracks performed by an all-star group of musicians including bassist Glenn Worf, rhythm guitarists Rob McNelley, Bob Britt and Kenny Greenburg, keyboardist Kevin McKendree, drummer Tom Hambridge, vocalist Mycle Wastman, The Memphis Horns and special guest vocalists Grammy-winner Bobby Rush, and Blues Award winner Mike Zito.

Prime Blues was produced by 2x Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Nashville.

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Recent Prime Blues Reviews

"Prime Blues is hands down a must have album. Jim Allchin is right when he says it’s flat out fun. Get yourself a copy and you’ll hear what both he and we mean."
- American Blues Scene, JD Nash, October 2018

"Jim Allchin is the consummate blues guitarist and vocalist. His brand of the blues is strong, energetic and funky, with impressive horns that complement his voice and guitar riffs. Recommendation: If you love the blues, you must have this album in your collection. Get it today!"
- Bob Leggett, LA Music Critic, October 2018

"...a savory collection of 14 amazing new tracks that dig deeper into the Blues and prove the notion that indeed lightning can strike twice. "
– Rick Bowen, Blues Writer award 2013-2017

"A sensational album but hey that's why we had to move young Allchin to the top of the class. Score yourself an "A" and get your copy of "Prime Blues" or you will have to stay after class."
- Peter Merrett, PBS, October 2018

"Releasing his debut at a time where there were a lot of people with extra coin taking a breather to chase the dream, you knew that Allchin was one to bet on. Four records in, this white boy with the blues has jacket copy on his latest full of names like Hambridge, Zito, McKendree, Rush, Memphis Horns and more. He delivers. Loaded with gusto and a half, he doesn’t stoop to manqué around when he can keep it his real---which is really good. White boy blues has entered the next level of the game." (Sandy Key 5)
- Chris Spector, Midwest Record, October 2018

"Allchin delivers some great new songs and he and his band and guests are up to the task of making them all sound fresh, new and varied. He plays with an assortment of styles and is able to make each new cut sound as vibrant as the prior one. He's a helluva guitar player, a very good singer and he really has another winner here. The ex-Microsoft engineer once again excels and delivers a super CD for us with Prime Blues. I think this one is even better than last year's effort, so if you liked that one then don't wait to run out and buy this one- you won't regret it!"
- Steve Jones, Blues Blast Magazine, October 2018

"The title “Prime Blues” not only refers to Allchin’s love of the blues but also to his love of mathematics. His songs tell a story and his guitar technique and tone are perfect. This is Allchin’s bluesiest effort to date and his most enjoyable."
- Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene, October 2018

"Guitarist/songwriter, Jim Allchin will likely wind up back at the top of the Blues charts again with his newly released collection Prime Blues, available through Sandy Key Music.... There is a real point-of-view on display here, as well as a level of craft and quality that will certainly create some real buzz in the Blues community and beyond."
- Tom O’Connor, Rock and Blues Muse, October 201


About Jim
Jim Allchin is an American blues-rock guitarist, computer scientist, and philanthropist. He grew up on a farm in the deep South, left to earn Masters/Doctorate degrees from Stanford University and Georgia Institute of Technology and went on to become a world recognized leader in Computer Science and software. While growing up in the south, he fell in love with the Blues. He has played it ever since. He has written, performed, and recorded throughout his life.
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  • Members:
    Jim Allchin
  • Sounds Like:
    Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa
  • Influences:
    Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    11/26/18
  • Profile Last Updated:
    07/14/19 19:36:33
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